The Progress-index

Though Petersburg is no stranger to the film industry, a new crew of filmmakers has recently descended on the city – and they are not here to tell the story of the past as is normally the case, but to focus on the future.”


The short film “Petersburg Rising” is just the start of a larger project, which will be a “full-length film” on the city’s school system. It begins in the 1980s and highlights the city’s failing economy. The short then narrows in on the public school system.”


“Petersburg Rising. It’s more than a catchy title. For students, parents, school, and city leaders, it’s what they want the world to know about the positive things going on in the city and the school system.”


“An up-close look at the Petersburg’s school system; coming soon to a theater near you.

Filmmakers have been in the city since the spring filming a documentary called “Petersburg Rising” which looks to highlight Petersburg Public Schools’ efforts to climb back up to state standards.”